HS2 in Hansard 05/02/2014

High Speed 2 Railway Line

Mrs Gillan: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what

instructions or guidance his Department has given to

local enterprise partnerships about High Speed 2 and

the presentation of their strategic economic plans.


Greg Clark: Guidance issued to local enterprise

partnerships in July 2013 set out that strategic economic

plans will be assessed on three core criteria: ambition

and rationale, value for money, and delivery and risk.

Plans should demonstrate how local areas can drive

growth, and the priorities and themes should be determined

locally. Local enterprise partnerships with a clear link

to HS2 (for example those with planned stations) are

likely to consider in their economic plans the actions

that are relevant to maximising the benefits of their

location, to demonstrate the ambition and rationale of

their strategic economic plan.